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The GLOBE Program, through its various platforms such as the International Virtual Student Symposium (IVSS), Student Research Symposium (SRS), Regional Meetings has always highlighted relevant student research accomplishments and outputs. The GLOBE activities, however, are not just limited to students and teachers. We are pleased to know that retired professionals can also work and contribute meaningfully to the GLOBE database as citizen scientists. Let us get to know one cloud enthusiast from India, Om Prakash Gupta. Om Prakash Gupta is one of the most active citizen scientists that ...


Posted in: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: DIVERSITY, EQUITY, AND INCLUSION   GLOBE Working Groups: DEI WORKING GROUP


We’ve been posting alot of news stories lately and making them more interesting with pictures. Alicia discovered that when she was adding alt text to the images, it was changing them all to the same alt text. This isn’t a great thing to have happen and we reported it to GLOBE . In the meantime, Haley found a workaround to the problem so take a look at this short video if you are planning on posting a story with pictures and alt text in the near future.​​​​​​​ Speaking of news stories, here are some for the 2022 SRS: 2022 U.S. GLOBE Student Research Symposia ...


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              Big news from Zoom – there is a Beta Avatar setting you can test out. As you can see, the   GLOBE U.S. Coordination Office did during our weekly meeting.         One more Watercooler to close out the academic year next week June 23rd at 4:10pm ET/1:10pm PT – we are celebrating 50 years of Earth Observations. Come join us! Register here: https://unh.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJwlc-GvqDgtGdab5mNzRurPAJY4sv5p7VIF   Female scientists studying air quality and climate change – cash awards available ! ...


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GLOBE Partners, watch for the Regional Newsletters coming to your Inbox soon. They will have a highlight of the SRS that happened in your region. If you don't get the newsletters or want to know more about U.S. GLOBE activities, visit our Stay Current page to follow, sign-up and see all the ways we communicate with the community. New Natural Inquirer GLOBE Crosswalk blog published using the Earth Systems Elementary GLOBE book. Written by Alicia Carlson, our Outreach Lead. Partners working with pre-service teachers and providing summer professional learning, please ...


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​​​​Teachers of Kindergarten to Grade 2 can use stories and observations of nature outside your door to help students understand how the systems of Earth (atmosphere, biosphere, hydrosphere, and pedosphere) are connected. Start by reading the Elementary GLOBE story “ All About Earth: Our World on Stage ” to get an overview of some of the connections between the components of the Earth. The story follows a classroom of students as they prepare a play to learn how Earth’s processes are interconnected and how living creatures interact with those processes. [One 30- to 45-minute class ...


Posted in: Curriculum: SCIENCE AND MATH   GLOBE Science Topics: BACKYARD SCIENCE GENERAL SCIENCE EARTH AS A SYSTEM EARTH SYSTEM SCIENCE SCIENTIST SKILLS   Investigation Areas: EARTH AS A SYSTEM BIOSPHERE   Learning Activities: EARTH AS A SYSTEM EARTH SYSTEM IN A BOTTLE WE'RE ALL CONNECTED: EARTH SYSTEM INTERACTIONS EARTH SYSTEM PLAY   Primary Audience: STUDENTS TEACHERS


The U.S. Office is wrapping up the 2022 local Student Research Symposia (SRS) . Keep an eye out for stories highlighting these events. Thank you to all the teachers, students and Partners who made these events a success! Alicia Carlson (new hire in our office - YEAH!) is working on a couple of GLOBE and Natural Inquirer crosswalks . If you are a pre-service or current teacher, contact us to find out how you can earn a stipend and create some teacher-friendly ways to use these materials together in the classroom. Yearbook material for the 2021 GLOBE Partner Yearbook is ...


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I made this notebook because I wanted to make a better list of GLOBE schools with many measurements. At first, I tried to look at official metrics ( https://www.globe.gov/about/impact-and-metrics/schools-with-many-measurements ). Unfortunately, the number of data there was different from the number on official schools pages. I asked for an explanation on the GLOBE forum, and I got the following response: > "Different areas of the website count measurements differently.  Some places count the number of rows of data across several database tables.  Other places count ...


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GLOBE completed another great month of the Urban Heat Island (UHI) Intensive Observation Period (IOP) in March 2022. 107 schools participated and took a total of 1699 observations throughout the month. It is great to see more and more schools becoming active in this very important project. UHI is becoming more and more important around the world. Saudia Arabia, Croatia, Greece and Taiwan had many schools take observations during March. I am so grateful for the participation of all of the students and teachers and the great work they have done. I would really like to encourage all of the ...


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Shortly after 03:30 GMT on Monday, Earth's orbit meant that for several minutes our planet was positioned directly between the Sun and the Moon. In that time the Moon fell completely into Earth's shadow - temporarily turning it a dusky shade of dark red. Its hue was created by sunlight being projected through Earth's atmosphere onto the Moon's shadowed surface. The lunar eclipse coincided with a separate event - a super Moon. This is when the Moon is at its closest point to Earth in its orbit and so appears larger than usual. Those watching out for the resulting super blood ...


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U sklopu Eko – dana koje organizira naša škola GLOBE skupina 1b razreda istražila je POVIJESNI RAZVOJ ZADARSKIH PERIVOJA spojivši na taj način biologiju, ekologiju, povijest i GLOBE. U Zadru tradicija podizanja perivoja i parkova postoji još iz doba Rimskog carstva. Cilj ovog istraživanja bio je osvijestiti važnost perivoja za život grada, jer su oni vrijedna prirodna, ali i kulturna i povijesna baština. Zanimalo nas je kada su nastali parkovi i perivoji našeg grada, a posljedica tog istraživanja je ova lenta vremena. Uključeno je 8 perivoja na području grada Zadra, od kojih je ...


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Education is constantly evolving and adopting new trends and practices. Technology innovations and changes in priorities have massively impacted the field in recent years.  Watch out for these three education trends in 2022 and the years to follow.  Acclaim for the Arts (STEAM)  Educators should prepare to tie arts into their curriculum. STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) has transformed into STEAM to include art. Science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and art are the centers of educational programs to prepare students for future ...


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We have been monitoring 4 leaves on a lilac tree in our scoolyard. We measure their lenght and then calculate it's growth from the last measuring.


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We have been monitoring the growth and blooming of 4 leaves of a birch tree in our shoolyard. We've measured the length and calculated how much it grew from the last measurment.


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                                           My involvement in the Stem Enhancement in Earth Science (SEES) program started sometime around early spring 2021. The involvement was preceded by a strong recommendation from Dr. Kevin Czajkowski, PI, GLOBE Mission Earth, The University of Toledo. Indeed, to me as a member of the GLOBE International STEM Network (GISN), my participation in SEES became an opportunity to invoke the GISN mandate which includes to mentor and inspiring ...


Posted in: Curriculum: ASSESSMENT AND EVALUATION EDUCATION RESEARCH SCIENCE AND MATH TECHNOLOGY STEM   Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: DIVERSITY, EQUITY, AND INCLUSION   Field Campaigns: WATERSHEDS SMAP SURFACE TEMPERATURE GPM   GLOBE Science Topics: EARTH AS A SYSTEM   Investigation Areas: ATMOSPHERE HYDROSPHERE PEDOSPHERE (SOIL) BIOSPHERE   Learning Activities: EARTH AS A SYSTEM   Primary Audience: PARTNERS SCIENTISTS STUDENTS


More info: https://miraglobal.com/posts/air-pollution-monitoring-station/


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Blog Contributors: Denise "Skye" Yost - GIO and Matthew Rodell - NASA World Water Day (WWD) is right around the corner on 22 March 2022! WWD began in 1993 by the United Nations to celebrate freshwater, and bring awareness to use and conservation of freshwater resources across the globe. This year, the theme for WWD is Groundwater. Groundwater is often misunderstood because it is not seen easily, unlike rivers, lakes, ponds, or oceans. But, groundwater plays a very important role in freshwater sources, specifically in providing moisture for plants to grow, and water for animals ...


Posted in: Curriculum: STEM   GLOBE Science Topics: DATA INCLUDED GLOBE PROTOCOLS EARTH AS A SYSTEM   Learning Activities: EARTH AS A SYSTEM HYDROLOGY LAND COVER/BIOLOGY SOIL


The Urban Heat Island Effect Intensive Observation Period (IOP) has started. The weather in the Northern Hemisphere has started to get warmer as meteorological spring started March 1. There was an amazing weather situation where I live this past Saturday. You can see in the images on the left that I drove about 20 miles (32 km) from my house in Michigan to the Oak Openings Park in Ohio. There is a warm front stalled across the area. It was near 40 F (6 C) near my house but in the upper 60s (20 C) at the park. You can see in the right image that there was a warm front between my house ...


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This year, the GLOBE International Virtual Science Symposium (IVSS)’s topic is focused on Engineering Solutions for a Changing Climate . I believe it may be a bit overwhelming to think of such a big topic, wondering where to even start brainstorming solutions regarding our changing climate. But my colleague and friend Juan Felipe Restrepo just reminded me that when doing research, we don’t need to start from scratch! We can build on the knowledge that has been gathered by those who have studied a topic before us. I happen to be extremely lucky when it comes to looking for people ...


Posted in: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: DIVERSITY, EQUITY, AND INCLUSION   GLOBE Working Groups: DEI WORKING GROUP


Wanted to post an update on new capabilities that are in the works right now...we hope to see these features coming out in the months ahead: GLOBE Observer 1) We're working on the Hydrosphere protocols to add to the current set of Atmosphere protocols. 2) A new geofencing option is in test that will allow scientists to ask users to collect certain data at certain times and certain locations.  3) Quality checks for time and location 4) Improvements for people with visual impairments GLOBE Website 1) Tracking measurements for individual students instead of all ...


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I thought October 5, 2021, would be a normal day. I sat in a diner with my family after school, scrolling through my email and sipping a mint chocolate chip milkshake. It had been two months since my NASA STEM Enhancement in Earth Science (SEES) internship ended– or so I thought. Suddenly, I received an intriguing email. The subject line read, “AGU Fall Meeting 2021 Abstract Status Notification.” I had forgotten that my Mosquito Mapping team submitted an abstract in the first place. Taking a break from my milkshake, I curiously opened the email: “On behalf of the AGU Fall Meeting ...


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